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Tom Hall (tommune) says:

I've been sporadic on the 365.... but trying to really seriously do 2007 should be a challenge.

Let's all encourage each other to stick with it and accomplish, for ourselves, something fascinating.

A Quick Jump to January 15!
A Quick Jump to February 1st!
A Quick jump to February 14th!
A Quick jump to March 1st!
A Quick jump to March 16th!
April 1st, crunch mode
A Quick jump to April 15th!
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Tom Hall (tommune) says:

010107

010107
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sweltering distance [deleted] says:

You can do it!
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Samrag says:

Welcome and Happy New Year ;-)

It can be done - I am now on my fifth month, and it is very rewarding to look over my daily photos for that pariod. So far I haven't missed out a day even though some of the photos have been taken in the living room at 23.45 ... or at my work place at similar time. And of course not all will be great photos, or sometimes not even good, even... badddd But it is still very rewarding, and I hope that a lot of us will accomplish to do this throughout 2007.

Take care,
Sam (2007 in Iceland)
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Tom Hall (tommune) says:

Thanks for the support! 010207

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alert chicken [deleted] says:

well, judging by your first photo posting, the concentration and the commitment is there? what else is needed!
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leroyer says:

Thanks for participating.
Please, put the date the photo was taken in your message too.
Thanks.
Have a wonderful year.
:)
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Tom Hall (tommune) says:

010307

010307

Just got a pool table.... lovin' it.

I think you could've guessed the date!
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Tom Hall (tommune) says:

010407

Rainy Austin. We don't really get snow, just cold and rain, cold and rain. Backyard's a mudbath.

010407
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sarahwoo says:

A new pool table should bring lots of fun moments to 2007....

edited to add:

Since you added today's photo of the beautiful sky at the same time as I was commenting...

...we are having some cold and rain here in Paris too. Although right now it is more gray than anything. Definitely one of the challenges for this time of year but I like it. (I don't know if I would like a mudpit in the backyard though...)



Sarah My Photo Diary 2007
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Samrag says:

Hey... you are doing pretty good so far... 4 days gone... only 361 to go. Love to pool shot - It might be an idea for someone to take photo each day, with numbers organized in the date order....

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
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Tom Hall (tommune) says:

Look at those cool links! I gotta make one now.

Tom Tommune's 2007 in Austin

Okay, now to post some photos!
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Tom Hall (tommune) says:

010507

Friday was a slow day.

010507
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sarahwoo says:

The slippers with the black edges makes me laugh...precious slippers. :) I love my slippers too though...

Sarah
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Tom Hall (tommune) says:

010607

My wife (left) and two friends sing to Karaoke Revolution.

010607
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Tom Hall (tommune) says:

Catching up in posting.... but gotta get to work! :)
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Samrag says:

Yeh... SamRag was here, checking up on you ;-)

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
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Tom Hall (tommune) says:

010707

On Sunday, we met for the Austin Flickr group Meet-up... and we actually went and did a shoot afterward. Cyndiva motivated us to go shoot three of the Guitartown guitars of Austin that were on South Congress. This is one of them. Somewhere on other folks' hard drives are photos of me lying on the ground. :)

Sunburst Guitar

We had fun though!
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Tom Hall (tommune) says:

010807

Boring day, went to work... blah blah....

010807
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Tom Hall (tommune) says:

010907

Nothing going on today, so I just quick-edited one from Sunday... I guess this diary entry is about the editing I did today ! :)

010907
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Tom Hall (tommune) says:

011007

The dartboard Terri and I made together... surrounded by years of wine corks, mounted in the game room...

011007
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BellaGaia says:

Hi there -- I am happy to have landed on your page -- (also happy to see another flickrite from this side of the pond in our group) Anyway, what a great bunch of photos you've got here!

Your wife and her friends -- priceless, plus a pretty cool (sorry i couldn't continue the alliteration) perspective

I like the guitar as well


and that's a great crop that you've done with the dart board -- I see that you'll have some very interesting framing and i'm looking forward to exploring your photostream

BellaGaia (Living with BellaGaia)
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Samrag says:

SamRag came by to you!

The Guitar shot is very nice! Put a link to one of you lying in the street, if your friend post that on Flickr!

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
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sunshinecity says:

... indeed the sjy with guitar pic is awsome, love the angle and the lens flare!!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story

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Tom Hall (tommune) says:

011107

Out-of-focus experiments....

One Eye Seen
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msspider66 says:

looks like you are wear goggles. cool!

[Ms Spider66]
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Ladybadtiming is a group administrator Ladybadtiming says:

I love them quite blurry myself !

[LadyBadTiming / snapshooting my life away, day after day, after day, after day]
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cautious range [deleted] says:

I love these pictures - you're a good inspiration!
Can't wait for the latest shots to load, need to rush around to catch up with hubby. Heading to the fishing lake to have some fun today in this gorgeous weather :)
I will catch up later this weekend!

NicoleB
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Tom Hall (tommune) says:

011207

Scanned

Scanned

Took my photo with my scanner this time!
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Tom Hall (tommune) says:

011307

Takin' it to THE BOARDS!

Takin' It to the Boards!

Can't all be serious!

(My wife's sitting behind me reading as I upload this silly thing....)
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Tom Hall (tommune) says:

011407

I'm on the phone!

I'm On The Phone!
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Ladybadtiming is a group administrator Ladybadtiming says:

all day on the phone
not reasonable, is it ?
:-)

[LadyBadTiming / snapshooting my life away, day after day, after day, after day]
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PutYourFlareOn says:

I love scaning body parts. I once scanned my boobs at work.

--
Aimee, PutYourFlareOn's 2007 Daily Photo Diary
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Francisco.©. says:

:DDDD
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Tom Hall (tommune) says:

011507

Austin is frozen in!

Austin Ice
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sunshinecity says:

lmao @ you, that must have been fun! I never did try scanning myself at all!

love the frozen pic!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story

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Tom Hall (tommune) says:

Well, Sunshine City, it is now time! :)

And thanks!
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Tom Hall (tommune) says:

011607

What is going ON?!?!? This is Austin. TEXAS.

Snow Mouse
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Heidulius says:

I was thinking the same thing...isn't he in Texas???

Your wife and friends karaoki pic makes me smile - they seem so into what their'e doing it's wonderful :)

Heiða D.
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Loca.... says:

Wow, Austin is frozen in is a great picture. Just came to see you today, like the photos, will be back....
See you.
:))

Loca
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chibi_butterfly says:

Hey! It should be our snow and frost! Give it back! :)

Love your pictures. The guitar shot is just great.
(Anybody told you that you've got beautiful eyes?) I like faces you make.

Ana (Mu aasta piltides)
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PutYourFlareOn says:

I hear you guys are getting crazy weather while it's exceptionally mild here. Isn't it snowing in Cali or something? Sounds like each coast is having weird weather moments. Well, don't drive in the ice! Last thing you need is a car accident due to ice!

--
Aimee, PutYourFlareOn's 2007 Daily Photo Diary
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lramiro520 says:

whoa! austin with snow...what's happening to this world!?!

The Other Side Of The Fence
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eelend says:

oh, it's sweet
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sunshinecity says:

yewah really... it's all backwrds as said!!

interesting shot.. hope it unfreezes soon over there!!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story

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humorous cats [deleted] says:

everything frozen, even the little mouse.

blow/up diary

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Tom Hall (tommune) says:

In for ANOTHER day of this.... hope the theme doesn't get tiresome! :D
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cautious range [deleted] says:

Hilarious :)!

NicoleB
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satrina* says:

You should give that mouse a sweater or he might get the flu...

Did I ever mention that my favorite photo is the scanned one, the place where your fingers touch the glass to me looks like an aura or maybe it means you have the "magic touch"

Satrina: av meg
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ILIGHT says:

Greetings, tommune!!! Looks like we are both iced-out in Texas at the moment! That mouse must have been frozen soild. This weather is catching everyone by surprise! ~ilight-2007
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Tom Hall (tommune) says:

All yer fancy icons up there!

Thanks all...

Heidulius, Loca, Iramiro: yeah, still Texas.... weird weather.

Ana: awww, thanks!

Satrina: yeah, it's really interesting, the light you get... have to do more...

It unfreezes today, FINALLY... so off to work I go..... will post even more ice soon... a really strange "formation"... hope the photo turned out....
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sunshinecity says:

looking forward to more shots!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story

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Tom Hall (tommune) says:

Okay, cool.... will get them there tonight....!
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Tom Hall (tommune) says:

D'oh... had a power outage .... love this storm... will have to catch up tomorrow....
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Tom Hall (tommune) says:

011707

Even more ice..... none of the shots turned out really stellar... cabin fever must have snuck in....

Tree Freeze
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Tom Hall (tommune) says:

011807

Angles, Lines, White

Angles, Lines, White
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satrina* says:

Are those branches with ice, the photograph looks really nice, but this last one with the lines is my favorite
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lramiro520 says:

Very cool photos from the 17th and 18th. I love pics of frozen branches. It reminds me of liquid glass being poured on the trees. And I really like the contrast and angles of the pic above. Great work.

The Other Side Of The Fence
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Tom Hall (tommune) says:

sat: yes.... and thanks!

Iram: thanks! There wasn't a lot of getting out of course, so this is what I had....
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dda1605 says:

great pic on the 17th and 18th. Cold weather you have there.
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Tom Hall (tommune) says:

Okay, finally, today, I shall be catching up! Whew!
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Tom Hall (tommune) says:

011907

My step-daughter's car logo... in ice!

Ice H
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Tom Hall (tommune) says:

012007

Okay, that's the last of the ice photos for here...

Iced Curves

Ice Branch
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*sweet coffee* says:

Wow! Lovely Ice-pictures... It must be really cold over there. Keep us informed

* sweet coffee * candy for the eye
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satrina* says:

Really great pictures, love the branches in the background

Satrina: av meg
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Tom Hall (tommune) says:

Man, I gotta upload more.... but I'm in a milestone crunch.... promise I'll catch up! Eek!
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Tom Hall (tommune) says:

012107

Okay, finally.... we had our Austin Flickr Meet-up, and some new folks showed, including photographer Matthew and photographer / model Denialla, shown here.

Denialla in the Round

They were really nice. We had four other new folks show up too, so that was awesome. Can't wait for this weekend. If it's two folks or ten folks, it's fun to get together.
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dda1605 says:

It seems the weather was better the day you took the picture of Daniella....lol

(Didier 2007 )
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ILIGHT says:

Those meetups do turn out to be a lot of fun!! I went to my first one in Fort Worth and had a blast.
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sunshinecity says:

wow, not only is she beautiful but this shot is beautiful too! ... the lighting is wonderful!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story

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satrina* says:

those meetings are great, I'll go my first "official" one in a couple of weeks, beautiful girl and shot

Satrina: av meg
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Zuzu*Petals says:

Your weather shots are hilarious. I went to St. Ed's, myself, so I know what you mean. If it makes you feel any better, we have yet to get any snow on the ground in NYC. Everything's wacky.
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Tom Hall (tommune) says:

Thanks all!

Zuzu: yeah, it was insane, but though it's not great out, it's not crazy out anymore. Being from Wisconsin, it wasn't REALLY crazy to me, but the city just isn't ready for it like up north. :)

Ilight, Sat: yeah, I love the meetings... ours are getting more and more fun. :)
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BellaGaia says:

I really like the ice photos -- really beautiful -=- can't wait for you to catch up!!!!!
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Tom Hall (tommune) says:

Thanks! Me either! It's the weekend, so I should be able to.... :)
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Tom Hall (tommune) says:

012207

Work work work.... only excitement was walking to the Lone Star box from work to mail something to Dallas. Wheeee!

Delivering

At least there's one form of depth to the photo! :)
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Tom Hall (tommune) says:

012307

Another exciting day.... going up the stairs at work! I have a feeling tomorrow will be quite a bit more exciting. :)

Ascending
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Tom Hall (tommune) says:

012407

Okay, it's my step daughter's birthday. Her 21st birthday.

Her favorite director is David Lynch (Blue Velvet, The Elephant Man, Mulholland Drive, Twin Peaks, Eraserhead, etc...), so I stood outside for two hours in the cold and got tickets to his premiere Austin screening of Inland Empire, his new film. How coincidental that it was on her birthday!

Mindy at the Paramount

Anyway, we got there, she bought a symbolic alcoholic drink now that she can, and we proceeded into the Paramount Theater.


David came out, introduced the film, and then it was a three-hour weird fest (as usual with most Lynch films!) Laura Dern was great in it though, as was Harry Dean Stanton in a bit part.


Afterward, there was a Q&A, which was really entertaining. He’s a quirky ol’ guy!

David Lynch Speaking

So we walked out, were gonna wait around to maybe meet him. Then one of my friends calls me and says Lynch would be at the Arboretum for a book signing the next day, so we think, ah, she’ll just meet him then. We start walking, turn the corner, pass an alley…


We look over, and he’s walking up the alley! (Which is creepy, because he always has scary stuff in alleys.) He's in a black trenchcoat, backlit, very spooky and noir.

Anyway, Mindy got a picture with him, he wished her Happy Birthday.

Mindy and David Lynch

I shook his hand and thanked him for his great work, and he was off to his hotel. Mindy was SO GIDDY afterward, she couldn’t stop talking about it. We had birthday cards, cake, and present, and she went to blog about it all to her buds! She kept saying, “This is the best birthday ever!”

:)

I doubt the next day will be as exciting! :)
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dda1605 says:

I envy you : David Linch is one of the greatest director.
Quite a Birthday you organised for your (step) daughter. . . .

(Didier 2007 )
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durhamyankee says:

Snow in Austin is creepy. It's raining here in Santa Barbara, but no snow. I'm jealous that you got to meet daniella and Julian etc.. Their work is so amazing. Makes me want to do portraiture.

Dwm's everday
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sunshinecity says:

aww that is so cool! I'm so happy for your daughter, I bet that made her year!
That definitely was an exciting day!

I have a feeling you'll have one of the group mods on your back for multiple shots in the same day1
= P

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story

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Tom Hall (tommune) says:

Thanks... yeah, it was really cool.... so lucky to bump into him! :)
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lramiro520 says:

Wow! I can only imagine how weird that guy must be. I've seen several of his films and his work is definitely stuff that shakes me in some way! The word 'quirky' barely scratches the surface of what this guy is all about. It's so awesome that you got to meet him!

The Other Side Of The Fence
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Tom Hall (tommune) says:

Sunshine: Yeah, they can deal -- I had to show the full story! :) It's David Lynch, fer crying out loud.

jmarcreichow: thanks! I love B&W and sepia the most.....

Iramiro... yeah, very quirky! :)

dave: they are really nice folks!
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ebilflindas says:

That's right! We had to see the photos to get the true feeling of the story--which was great, Tom. What a kick for Mindy!

Nice framing in the photo of Denialla--great shot!

You should've packed that "Honda Ice" in some dry-ice and put it on eBay--I bet you someone would've bid on it!
_____
ebilflindas: Everyday Dad
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Tom Hall (tommune) says:

Right?

Thank you!

Haha, right -- weirdest things sell on there.... had one for my love's BMW too.... but it broke.... heh.
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Tom Hall (tommune) says:

012507

Back to mediocrity after meeting David Lynch..... fog surrounding the bridge on the way to work.....

Ghostly Bridge
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Tom Hall (tommune) says:

012607

Heh, here's a metaphoto... one that predicts where it will be posted!

Metaimage!

Heh!
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Tom Hall (tommune) says:

012707

Okay, cleaning out old mementoes... no idea where these two dudes came from... but I took a photo and desaturated it a bit....

Didn't really do too much today besides go to Half Priced Books and visit with Terri's mum and her husband, so.... here's two little trolls!

Trolls

Only reason I include them... I have no idea where they came from.
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AliThinks says:

You could do a before and after pic: one of the trolls with their hair all nicely done up like a swirly ice cream cone, then one after they'd been spun back and forth on a pencil.

No?

Okay, then.

Alison
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CollardGreens says:

First time visitor here - nice variety...like the Honda Ice and other Ice shots too.

Austin Texas right? I spent what seemed like an eternity at Ft Hood (involuntary visitor !!) in the 70s followed by an almost life in Austin at the university...didn't work out but always liked Austin.

Oh..just a small comment (mild suggestion) - In USA dates are posted as MMDDYY - internationally it is DDMMYY. The site is administered by good folks from France and viewed by the world over - I even think there is a book in the works?? So (again only mild suggestion) it would be helpful to adjust the dates so your 041007 is not mistaken for November...10APR07 maybe. Hope this makes sense.

I like the thread here and will be back for visits - thanks - good stuff

CollardGreens: Oops
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Ladybadtiming is a group administrator Ladybadtiming says:

OOPS !
hey
great work here
but do remember the golden rule !
ONE photo a day
right ?
thanks a lot
I'll be checking you out again
and again!
:-)

[LadyBadTiming / snapshooting my life away, day after day, after day, after day]
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Tom Hall (tommune) says:

CG: yeah good point. And yeah, Austin, Texas. Love this city.

LBT! I know... it was a special case for David Lynch... imagine they're a triptych! :)

AT.... I would, but they are smaller than a pencil! their whole plastic body could be covered by a quarter!
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Tom Hall (tommune) says:

28 JAN 07

As a fellow Flickrer pointed out, Flickr is international, so I should use an international date.

My diary news is.... I GOT A LENSBABY!

I can't wait to take all sorts of photos with it. I'm on milestone crunch, so I have to work, but I took one quick photo.

It's destined to be a long love affair!

Closepin
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~magpie~ says:

I love the tacks!! Off to a great start with the Lensbaby...

Erica Day by Day 2007
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Samrag says:

SamRag came by to you!

Haven't checked up on you for a while... Sorry about that.
The Ice Honda is great and David Lynch ... man.... you lucky lucky lucky people. We never get changes like this in Iceland. Great directors and actors just come her to get drunk or laid, and I am not one of those lets-go-find-the-star-in-a-bar-and-bother-them kinda a guy. Downloaded 2 hour session with Dustin Hoffman (Actors Studio), fantastic to watch..... ok ok ... so you gathered I am a filmbuff... Why do you think I like the Guru!
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*sweet coffee* says:

Great pushpins! Hope to see more results of your brand new lens! Keep posting.

* sweet coffee * candy for the eye
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Ladybadtiming is a group administrator Ladybadtiming says:

I feel so stupid what is a lensbaby ?
should I want one ?

[LadyBadTiming / snapshooting my life away, day after day, after day, after day]
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Loca.... says:

Faved your picture. Love it.
:))

Loca
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Tom Hall (tommune) says:

A lensbaby is.... well, they explain it better than I can.

www.lensbabies.com/

It allows you to do really interesting, selective focus shots. Gotta play with it this weekend!

--Tom
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dda1605 says:

Agree with
Great start.........

(Didier 2007 )
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